Coffee belongs in the list of foods that possess great health benefits. According to an extensive research, conducted in USA by National Cancer Institute, it was concluded that people who drink coffee on a regular basis have 16% less chances of early death.
Here is what coffee can help us with, if we, of course, limit cream and sugar.
- Memory improvement
Coffee helps in both short and long term memory. A study, conducted several years ago, showed that women over 65 who drink up to 3 cups of coffee a day have better memory than women who drink one coffee a day. Unfortunately, this does not apply to men.
- Reduces risk of cancer
By consuming this amazing beverage, you are actually reducing the risk of getting breast cancer, liver cancer and prostate cancer. A study, conducted in Sweden, has shown that drinking 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day can either reduce or prevent breast cancer. Also, drinking coffee (even decaf) will result in reducing the risk of prostate cancer.
- Prevents bile stones
Women who drink up to 4 cups of coffee per day have reduced risk of getting bile stones by incredible 25%. Fortunately, this fact applies to men as well – showed research conducted in Harvard.
- Reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease
A study conducted in 2010 has shown that drinking 2 to 3 cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease by 25%.
- Decreases the risk of diabetes
Latest researches have shown that people who consume coffee have less chances of getting diabetes type 2.
- Improves metabolism
A recent study showed that caffeine stimulates metabolism. Unfortunately, this happens only in slim persons. Larger persons, on the other hand end up with more oxidized fats.
- Prevents joint pains
A study conducted in 2007 has shown that people over 40, who consume coffee over the years, had reduced risk of getting joint pains.
- Prevents depression
People who drink 1 or 2 cups of coffee on a daily basis have 15% less chances of getting depressed. However, people who drink up to 4 cups of coffee per day have even 20% less chances of being caught up with this mental state.
- Antioxidant properties
A famous Harvard researcher noticed that coffee has more antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables.